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  1. New Car And Van Registrations Fall Dramatically In April

    May 9, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    It will probably not surprise motor traders to read that, according to the Society of Motor Traders and Motor Manufacturers (SMMT), there was a very large fall in the number of new cars and new vans registered in April 2020 when compared with April of last year. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic. .........read more »


  2. January Sees Drop In New Car Sales But Rise In New Van Sales

    February 19, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    If you are a motor trader selling new cars then you will be disappointed to read that, according to data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the number of new cars sold here in the UK fell by 7.3% in January 2020 when compared with the same month last year but if you are involved in the sale of new vans then you will be pleased to hear that the number of new vans sold here in the UK in January 2020 rose by 5.9% when compared with January 2019. .........read more »


  3. AFVs Account for Over 10% Of New Cars Registered In November

    December 6, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    The sale of new alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) is going very well here in the UK according to figures produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). If you are a motor trader, you will be interested to read that the market share of such registrations in November 2019 was 10.2%. This equates to just over 16,000 new cars. .........read more »


  4. Reduction In New Car Registrations In October 2019

    November 6, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    Once again, there is further disappointing news within the motor trade industry as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has announced that there has been a drop in the number of new cars registered here in the UK in October 2019.

    Last month there were 143,251 new cars registered whereas in October 2018 the figure was 153,599 – a drop of 6.7%. This will particularly concern motor traders who are involved in the sale of new cars. The number of private new car sales fell by 13.2% between those periods, fleet sales rose by a minimal 0.3% and business sales dropped significantly by 30.3%. .........read more »


  5. Number Of New Cars Registered In August Falls In UK

    September 20, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    Motor traders will be disappointed, if not surprised, to read that the number of new cars registered here in the UK in August 2019 has fallen when compared with the same month last year according to statistics published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

    In August 2019, the number of new cars registered amounted to 92,573 whereas in the same month last year there were 94,094 new cars registered. That is a fall of 1,521 with this equating to a drop of 1.6%. .........read more »


  6. Number Of New Cars Sold In UK In May Drops

    June 13, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    If you are a motor trader, unfortunately, yet again we have some bad news to inform you of. The number of new cars registered here in the UK fell in May 2019 when compared with the same month last year.

    In May 2019, 183,724 new cars were sold in the UK yet in May 2018 192,649 new cars were sold. That is a drop of 8,925 and equates to a reduction of 4.6%. .........read more »


  7. Drop In New Car Sales In March

    April 7, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    Unfortunately, there has been more bad news for the motor trade industry with the announcement that there was a fall in the number of new cars registered here in the UK in March 2019 when compared with the same month last year. This will particularly concern motor traders – both those selling new and used cars. .........read more »


  8. August Sees Big Increase In New Car Sales

    September 17, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    Motor traders will be pleased to read that, according to statistics published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there was a significant increase in the number of new cars registered here in the UK in August 2018 when compared to the same month last year.

    In August this year there were 94,094 new car sales yet in August 2017 there were only 76,433. That is a huge rise of 23.1% and that has got to be good news for the motor trade industry.

    Once again, there has been a drop in the number of new diesel cars registered. In August this year, the figure was 27,986 down from 30,309 in August 2017 – a fall of 7.7%. Market share for diesels dropped from 39.7% to 29.7% between August 2017 and 2018. Conversely, there was a big rise in the number of new petrol fuelled cars with 58,619 being registered in August 2018 compared to 42,156 in August 2017. That is a rise of 39.1%. Market share for petrol cars rose from 55.2% to 62.3% between August 2017 and 2018. There was a very large rise in the number of new AFVs registered in August 2018 by 88.7% to 7,489 up from 3,968 in August 2017. Market share rose from 5.2% to 8% between August 2017 and 2018.

    On a year to date basis to August 2018, there has been a fall of 4.2% in new car sales with 1,571,986 new cars registered compared to 1,640,241 in the 12 months to August 2017. New diesel car sales dropped by 28.7%, new petrol car sales rose by 13.6% and new AFVs sales rose by 27.4%. Market share for new diesel cars dropped from 43.5% to 32,4%, market share for new petrol cars rose from 52.1% to 61.8% and market share for AFVs rose from 4.4% to 5.8%.

    Apparently, AFV sales made up 8% of new car sales in August 2018 with this being a record. It would appear that such vehicles are proving very popular and it will be interesting to see if this continues in the future.

    The top selling new cars in August 2018 were: –

    1. Ford Fiesta 4,552
    2. Volkswagen Golf 4,180
    3. Volkswagen Polo 3,207
    4. Ford Kuga 1,902
    5. BMW 3 Series 1,847

    The top 5 selling new cars on a year to date basis to August 2018 were: –

    1. Ford Fiesta 67,189
    2. Volkswagen Golf 49,692

    3. Nissan Qashqai 34,910 .........read more »


  9. Drop In New Car And Van Sales In June

    July 9, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    According to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the number of new cars and vans registered in the UK in June 2018 dropped when compared with the same month last year. We are sure that motor traders will be disappointed to read this news.

    New Car Registrations

    In June 2017 there were 243,454 new cars registered but in June 2018 numbers had fallen to 234,945. That is a reduction of 3.5% – a sizeable figure.

    It is new diesel car registrations that have seen a huge drop as back in June 2017 103,564 new diesel cars were sold whereas in June 2018 numbers had fallen considerably to 74,361. That is a drop of 28.2% and just goes to show how much uncertainty there is about diesel cars here in the UK. The sale of new petrol cars in June 2017 was 129,169 but in June 2018 this had gone up by 12.3% to 145,035. The sale of new AFVS in June 2017 was 10,721 yet in June of this year the numbers rose by a huge amount to 15,549 – that is an increase of 45.00%.

    On a year to date basis in 2017, the number of new cars registered was 1,401,811 whereas in the same period in 2018 there were 1,313,994 new cars sold. That is a fall of 6.3%. New diesel cars sold dropped by 30.2%, new petrol car sales grew by 11.4% and new AFV sales grew by 24.2% when comparing 2017 with 2018 on a year to date basis.

    The top 5 selling new cars in June 2018 were: –

    1. Ford Fiesta 8,900
    2. Volkswagen Golf 6,873
    3. Vauxhall Corsa 6,076
    4. MINI 5,839
    5. Volkswagen Polo 5,494

    The top 5 selling cars on a year to date basis to June 2018 were: –

    1. Ford Fiesta 56,415

    2. Volkswagen Golf 39,930 .........read more »


  10. New Car Registrations Go Up In April

    May 4, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    It is good to be able to mention some positive news for the motor trade industry that we have not really had much opportunity to do in the last few months. Motor traders in particular will be pleased to read that there has been an increase of 10.4% in the number of new cars registered here in the UK in April 2018 when compared to the same month last year according to data produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

    In April 2018 there were 167,911 new cars registered in the UK whereas in April 2017 there were 152,076. There has been a significant fall in the number of new diesel cars registered in those periods with there being 51,377 in April 2018 down from 68,403 in April 2017 – a fall of 24.9%. The reverse was seen with petrol fuelled cars with 107,169 registered in April of this year but only 77,399 in April 2017 – a difference of 38.5%. AFVs saw the biggest rise in percentage terms with 9,365 being registered in April 2018 up from 6,274 in April last year – a huge increase of 49.3%.

    The top 5 selling cars in April 2018 were: –

    1. Ford Fiesta 7,811
    2. Volkswagen Golf 5,482
    3. Nissan Qashqai 4,257
    4. Ford Focus 3,784
    5. Volkswagen Polo 2,995

    Let us hope that in the coming months we continue to see the number of new cars registered rise here in the UK. So many areas of the motor trade industry are affected by the number of new cars registered. For instance, the servicing departments of garages benefit from having to carry out services on motor vehicles as do the parts departments. Unfortunately, the more cars on the road system here in the UK is likely to lead to increased road traffic accidents with such incidents providing extra work for car body repair shops.We will continue to provide updates relating to subjects that may interest people operating within the motor trade industry.


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